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AANE Event List

AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

On-Demand Training
Now you can watch recordings of our presentations at your convenience 24/7. Online registration only.

Adult Social Events
A list of events and groups exclusively for post high school-aged adults.

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsFathers' Night

Date: June 29, 2016
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
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This gathering is a place where fathers can share their experiences and support each other as well as build their toolbox to parent their Aspie(s) more confidently.  We are going to begin by spending the first 30 minutes together as a group, then break into smaller groups for an hour to talk about 3 topic offerings and then bring the group back together to share some insights.  The topics are:

  • Sharing the Asperger's diagnosis with the Aspie and others (family, school)
  • Building friendship skills
  • College & Employment / entering the work force

Events - AdultsDiscovering your We. Rediscovering your You.
Dynamic Relationship Skill-Building Workshops for Neurodiverse Couples

Presented by Grace Myhill, MSW, and Carol Feldman Bass, JD

Date: July 10, 2016
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: CouplesDynamix Coaching, 10 Chestnut Street, Suites 1 & 2, Needham, MA
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AANE and Grace Myhill, in partnership with Carol Feldman Bass, are pleased to offer these interactive and customized workshop for neurodiverse couples. As couples coaches, Grace and Carol understand that intimate relationships can be hard, but they are especially challenging when partners have different perspectives, communication techniques, approaches, and skill sets.

CouplesDynamix Workshops are specifically designed for neurodiverse couples in which one partner is neurotypical and the other has Asperger's, Asperger traits, social anxiety, non-verbal learning disorder, or other social awkwardness. The workshops address their unique and complicated communication and relationship struggles, paying close attention to the perspectives, viewpoints, and capabilities of both partners.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsSleep Disorders and Asperger's Syndrome

Webinar
Date: July 14, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Ted Kremer of the University of Iowa College of Medicine
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Sleep disorders are very common for child and adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome. During the presentation, Dr. Kramer will discuss:

  • Types of sleep disorders
  • Potential causes
  • Types of evaluation methods
  • Treatment options

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensParent/Student College Planning Consultation for Students with Asperger's / Autism Spectrum with Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown

Date: Monday, July 25th (Skype or In Person)
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Fee: $175 per hour-long session; limited slots available

Students with ASD often have unique needs for support in areas that colleges are not mandated to provide. In-depth understanding of a student's strengths and challenges and an institution's ability to support them is essential in facilitating a successful experience. Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown has over 35 years of experience in disability service provision in a variety of college environments, including 4 year, public, private and professional institutions of higher education as well as 2-year community colleges and technical schools.

As a long-time member of state and national professional organizations, Jane has links to colleges and programs throughout the country. She will help you locate an appropriate college setting for your son or daughter with ASD by supporting students and families through the application and admission process:

  • Assessing services and accommodations needed by the student and determining a college's ability to provide needed services
  • Serving as a liaison with the Disability Services office
  • Reviewing students' past and current documentation
  • Critiquing college essays
  • Assisting with application process

Remember, parents and teens must be present in the session together. To reserve an appointment, go to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11632699&calendarID=267772. If you have questions contact Brenda Dater at .

Events - AdultsEvents - TeensDisorganized and Scattered: Technology Tools for Executive Functions

Date: August 4, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Rhode Island College, Student Union Ballroom, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI
Cost: $55-60 per person
Presenter: Karen Janowski, MS Ed.
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Students with ASD present with a variety of strengths but often, also, display skills deficits in the school setting. Organization, Time Management, Research and Study Skills, Working Memory. Many students struggle with these executive functions. What tools do we provide students to bypass these challenges? Fortunately, a wealth of resources offer options. This fast-paced conference will provide an overview of tech tools and resources to help students with ASD achieve success. Participants will learn about various options readily available as features built into ubiquitous mobile devices. NOTE: Please be sure to bring devices (tablets and/or laptops and smartphones) for "playtime."

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Events - EveryoneThe Daniel W. Rosenn Annual AANE Connections Conference

Date: Monday, October 10th, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Cost: $90-145 per person
Presenter: Professor Tony Attwood
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